Zim tipped for Pap presidency

By ZBC Reporter

The African Union Council of Foreign Ministers has resolved that the Pan African Parliament (PAP) presidency will be held on a rotational basis.

After tempers flared and threats were hurled in the last meeting in Midrand South Africa, members of the Pan African parliament (PAP) have agreed to come up with a rotational system for the Presidency.

PAP is a platform for All African states to come up with possible solutions on problems and challenges facing the continent.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr Fredrick Shava gave an update on the resolutions made after a meeting held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia this Friday.

This is a great achievement as we managed to stop the dominance of the West African countries and also set the date for the elections in November this year,he said.

PAP Acting President Chief Fortune Charumbira spoke on the new development that will see Zimbabwe making history if he is elected in the upcoming elections.

Our  West and Central  African brothers have conceded so this is a great development, said Charumbira.

Legislator Hon Barbra Rwodzi who made headlines after her unwavering stance on the need to follow guidelines added her voice on the landmark development.

We are very pleased with the outcome and the fight is only over after we have held the elections and won, she said.

Since its inception in 2004 PAP Presidents have come from West and Central Africa but the new development will see countries from the SADC region and North Africa having their chance.

The last two PAP Presidents have been from West Africa and no Southern President has been elected in the history of the Parliament.

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